Donney Rose: On Being a Social Organizer with Invisible Illnesses and Practicing Social Distancing

Donney Rose
Mar 21, 2020 - 9:00

Hi, I’m Donney. If you have been following articles here on The North Star over the past month, you have likely run across a few of my pieces. If you have taken the time to read any of those pieces you have probably learned a few things about me: I’m from Baton Rouge, I’m a poet/creative writing educator and I’m married. I’m sure I have not yet told you about my twin cats, Jalen and Derrick, but they are pretty lit. 

Here are two other identifying facts about me: 1) I am a social organizer/advocate/activist and, 2) I suffer from relapse-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) and Type II diabetes. 

The latter of those factoids is always...

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